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Sep 4, 2012 11:35pm EDT
obama's secret weapon, his wife michelle, takes the stage to tell the country why they should give her husband another four years. >>> new kid on the block. a 37-year-old mayor, a rising latino leader. tonight, julian castro delivers a history-making speech, can he do what a young obama did eight years ago, when he made the speech that launched his career. we're behind the scenes. >>> and party on. the gloves are off. it's crunch time for president obama's campaign with the polls in a dead heat, can the democrats convince americans that things will be better the second time around? >>> good evening. i'm terry moran in charlotte, north carolina. day one of the democratic national convention. and here just, just a little while ago, michelle obama brought down the house. they had the signs "we love michelle." this one is prepackprepackaged, question about it. but the emotion response spontaneous, as michelle obama told the nation why she believes her husband deserves another four years in the white house. when she speaks of their love and dreams. no question about, michelle obama is the p
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Sep 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
? it is impressive. >> cost a fortune. [laughter] >> michelle obama -- i thought it was a brilliantly cynical speech, done a marvelously. the theme was that he loves his fe, his children, his family, therefore hehe loves everybody. i by the first three -- i think he is a terrific guy in that way. but the argumenent,t, if it is an gument -- it was all anecdotes' -- is because there is this evanempathy -- thihis is a guy who is extremely ideological and ambitious. he this of himself as world- historical. to pretend ass she did it successfully, that there is nothing of that in him is a marvel. >> "brilliantly y cynical." >> i just cannot belie he is going after the man's wife. i cannot believe he did that. >> because she is a woman? >> would you o offer s similar mments about ann romney's -- >> it was a different speech by different woman. >> did andhe ao talked about her husband, feelings empathy -- >> you say and -- >> the obamassakes, they did nothing right. i ampared to accept that from you charles. therere's nothing they could that would make you happy. maybe they should just die -- >> break it u
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 11:35pm EDT
introduced the president tonight and two nights ago, she brought down the house here. michele obama looks back and forward with diane sawyer and talked about how her kids reacted to her big speech. >>> and the thin doctor. he works with jay-z and oprah, now he's spinning tunes at this convention, like "signed sealed delivered." we hang with him to find out how do democrats get down. >> good evening, i'm terry moran here in charlotte, north carolina, where the 2012 democratic convention has entered the history books with a speech by president barack obama. a stirring speech for the people here in the hall. he launched a vigorous defense of his record, several negative attacks against mitt romney and he offered the delegates a little bit of that old-time obama religion of hope. all in all, the people who were in this hall, received this speech, they were elek triified by it. they were explosive at times. you could hear them yearning for his success. the real question is, how does this play outside the hall, in the un country, with you? because the president has significant challenges ahead
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Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
convention with an impassioned from first lady michelle obama. what she had to say to voters in to get her husband reelected. >> hard knocks for former dolphins player chad johnson. he might need to call a tattoo removal company. "good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's wednesday, september 5. glad you are with us. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. good morning. let's get to adam caskey for the forecast. >> and point to be a warm day the high temperatures in upper 86 and you will notice the humidity. just like the past several days. at the doppler radar. we have areas of light rain off in the potomac highlands and parts of west virginia. closer to the shenandoah valley. we are drive for the most part this morning. cloudy today. more showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, of a few downpours. 89 today for the high temperature. now to steve. the 14th street bridge is starting off well from arlington into the district. springfield looks ok all town. andto the southeast so
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Sep 5, 2012 2:35am EDT
reception. michelle obama asked america to vote for the man she loves. >> the first lady stepped into the spotlight in charlotte giving her pitch for the president's second term. it is wednesday, september 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. michelle obama's passionate speech got cheers and some tears from the democratic delegates. we'll take you live to charlotte in a moment. you are also going to see how the rich and powerful are enjoying plenty of perks at the dnc. abc's brian ross and he did it as well at the rnc. >>> in this half-hour on the front lines of a dangerous california fire fight. why the battle in the steep rugged ter rain outside l.a. is far fr over. >> something gross in the gulf coast hurricane zone, thousand and thousand ofwamp rats. adding insult to injury after isaac. good thing you can't smell them on tv. something that you experience wh you are down there. >> swamp rat, so we are clear is not the official term, nutria, huge, beaver-like creatures they're mass
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Sep 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
'll say. and michelle obama, the speech, was she taking aim. and what's happening now with that dress. >>> and tonight abc's weather editor sam champion with more extreme weather on the way. >>> the moments after strapping a bomb on to help her. >>> and the price is right. if you've ever bought something on line, the new report says if you wait just one minute before you place the order, you could save up to $100. >>> and good evening, from charlotte tonight. a big night ahead at the democratic national convention. and we should note that diane has just arrived back from mississippi. she was there today with our friend robin roberts for robin's mother's funeral. all of our hearts in mississippi we do begin with the major headlines in charlotte tonight. in fact, look at this, the stage where president obama was to give his big speech outdoors tomorrow night, being taken apart tonight. the speech is now being moved here to a smaller arena indoors, the campaign says the possibility of storms and lightning forcing the move. the romney camp jumping in on their own take on that. president o
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
first lady michelle obama. the president and his two daughters watched the convention from the white house as the first lady made a plea to undecided voters. >> barack knows the american dream because he has lived it. andf he wants everyone in this country to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we are from or what we look like or who we love. >> tonight the most popular former president will take the stage. party leaders hope bill clinton will fire up the crowd and give voters the push they need to. reelect to >> -- to reelect president obama. >> today paul ryan will complete the t-bill-day sweep through iowa. he's expected to ask voters to compare how they are doing today with how they were doing four years ago. mitt romney is in vermont preparing for an upcoming debate with president obama. >> in battleground virginia democrat rob krupicka is the winner of the special election. he defeated a republican and a libertarian and he will place the david englin, resigned after an extramarital affair. the district includes alexandria arlington, and fairfax countiy. >> a
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
meant? >> after, i think everybody i think michelle obama knocked it out of the park i think for many different reasons. for the crowd, enthusiasm. many people look at her, wow, she could be a national candidate on the scene. for me, watching her, her speaking ability and the ability to generate that has grown dramatically in four years. >> what you heard from the romney campaign, it got much attention today. >> as the president said of mitt romney's speech that kind of tribute to success is to say i didn't watch it. no, this convention has run very smoothly, they've presented in front of america's most gorgeous families in all its rounds appearance, at home, in the white house and out around the country. that's what they set out to do. they did it with all the skill of hollywood. and that's not a criticism. they're supposed to do it that way. >> well, look, there's no question, she got the delegates on their feet. today, i saw more buttons with michelle obama's face than i thought the president's. is she real inspired people. i had people texting and tweeting all around the country,
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
there in the hall. that's 17,000 people. and once again, it is a woman. it is first lady michelle obama tonight, beginning this high-pressure moment with a speech. at the republican national convention, it was the candidates right there, ann romney. >> and the husbands, they challenge, mirror image this week. mitt romney came in according to the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, shows brand new, in the least favorable, 47% favorable, 49% unfavorable. >> and also under water, a surprising undertow among registered women voters. the abc news/"washington post" poll showing a slide among them. >> and, of course, the first lady going to be addressing that tonight in her speech. we're going to be analyzing it all. we've got the white house correspondent jake tapper on the floor along with jon karl and cokie roberts here in the studio, george will and donna brazile. >> jake tapper on the floor. >> well, diane, four years ago, the democratic national convention from four years ago was very different than here. enthusiasm, but nothing like we saw in colorado four years ago. and of those numbers we
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 5:00pm EDT
with what president obama has done. >> if michelle obama did not move the needle or bill clinton came up short, the president will have to be the difference maker. >> i have said consistently, you have it within six swing states, but virginia and ohio are the key ones. >> va., and as this -- they want results. they want things that work, not just rhetoric and good speeches, they're going to see what happens to make their life better for me and my family. >> and other obama aide says it they believe they when virginia, they think they will win it all. the pressure is felt on both sides with the gop trying to react to that philosophy. met romney was there last week and ann romney will be in leesburg tomorrow. obama is opening up to more campaign offices. it's a big night and we will have to wait and see whether or not the president can deliver on all of those expectations. >> we look forward to your reporting this evening. >> that romney remains in vermont practicing for the upcoming debates with his sparring partner rob portman of ohio. meanwhile, romney left campaigning duties
ABC
Sep 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
convention four years ago and all the promise he then seemed to represent. >> first lady michele obama came to the podium this afternoon to prepare for her speech tomorrow night. her husband at a labor day celebration in ohio, took credit for saving the u.s. auto industry. >> i believed in you, i bet on you and because of that bet, three years later, that bet is paying off for america! >> reporter: it's a line that begins to answer the classic question from reagan in 1980. >> are you better off than you were four years ago? >> reporter: over the weekend, top obama aides and supporters struggled to answer that question. >> are we where we need to be? no. >> we have a lot more work to do. >> reporter: today, an about-face. >> we are clearly better off as a country. >> absolutely. >> america is better off today. >> reporter: so job one for the week, the president needs to come up with a compelling case as to why the country is better off now. but it's not just about the past. he also needs to paint a vision of the economy going forward. what will he do so the recovery is stronger than its been
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
on the air tonight, not long from now on that stage. the first lady michelle obama will enter the arena do give a speech to millions of americans about her husband and the pressure is on. because a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll shows the president has been sliding among registered women voters, some of his strongest, most steadfast supporters. take a look at the poll. in april, 57% of the women said they approved the president. today, just 46%. and for the first time, more women slightly disapprove of the president than approve. that is a new low. so what is going on? is this real and what does mrs. obama have to do tonight, it's "your voice your vote." and our political team has out in force all day. let's lead off again with abc's ja jake tapper down on the convention floor. >>> good evening, those are bad poll numbers for president obama with crucial votes, all eyes on first lady michelle obama as she comes to the podium to try to shore up that pivotal group. michelle obama came to the podium to help voters connect to her husband while the president can seem cool andal lo al
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
morning, everyone. we begin this wednesday with michelle obama, delivering an impassioned speech on the first night of the democratic national convention. >> the first lady got a rousing reception in charlotte, where she told cheering delegates that the man she knows as a husband and a father, is the man to lead this country for four more years. abc's brandi hitt joins us live from charlotte with the latest. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: michelle obama was the star at the opening night of the democratic national convention. and she revealed personal details about the president as only she could. >> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: in an emotional speech, first lady michelle obama reminded voters her husband still stands behind working families with every tough decision he makes as president. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> reporter: president obama and their daughters watched the speech from the white house. while others at the democratic n
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
:04. on the campaign trail, first lady michelle obama and republican presidential nominee mitt romney trying to win over voters in virginia today. brianne carter is live in fairfax with details on the campaign in battleground virginia. >> in a matter of hours people will start falling into this fairfax park. the stage is set and the flag is up for mitt romney's rally later today. that voexpected economic issues will be at the forefront of this rally. he will be campaigning across the commonwealth. the attack on the embassy was part of a war of words between the candidates yesterday. romney accused the administration of sympathizing with those who waged the attack, calling. the president's leadership calling president obama said that romney would shoot first and came later. romney will be in virginia later today as well as first lady michelle obama. she has two events in the commonwealth today. the first will happen in richmond and another campaign stop in fredericksburg later this afternoon. once again, the swing states including virginia making both campaigns. >> thanks so much. nasa is holding a
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 4:30am EDT
want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> straight ahead former president bill clinton made his case as to why american voters should reelect president obama. tonight the president will hit the stage to wrap up the democratic national convention in charlotte. it is thursday, september 6. i m steve chenevey. >> let's go to the forecast with meteorologist adam caskey. >> a little bit of rain this morning. some energy moving through to start the day. sprinkles west of the blue ridge, approaching the shenandoah valley. parts of west virginia. 79 in washington, 73 in leesburg. manassas, 73. partly cloudy, hot and humid today. highs in the lower 90's. chance of showers later today. on saturday, it looks like you have a rain of -- round of rain in the afternoon and cooling behind that. sunday and monday, heights in the upper 70's. >> no accents to support -- reports so far. overnight construction still in effect. we are down to one lane on the outer loop of the beltway between the toll road and georgetown pike. if you are traveling in the southbound direction on 395 to
ABC
Sep 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
by actors eva longoria james taylor mary j. blige. michelle obama and former president bill clinton will speak leading up to a large celebration thursday inside bank of america stadium. hundreds protested the program sunday. obama continues to criticize his republican opponents' convention speech. >> give romney knows that secrets to creating jobs and growing the economy. nobody bothered to tell us what they were. >> this president cannot tell us you are better off today than when you took office. >> a new poll shows the race a dead heat and another taken after the republican convention showed romney with a slight lead now shows they are tied with two months until election day. in tampa paul ryan asked the question without new leadership why should the next four years be any different from the last four years? barack obama has to answer that question. >> first lady michelle obama arrived today and mitt romney is using the week to prepare for the debates. >> gordon peterson and scott thuman will be there. you can look for their reports during abc 7 at 5:00 6:00 and
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and enthusiastic crowd, first lady michelle obama saying the presidency reveals who you really are. i want to show you a photo that was tweed out earlier. can you take a look at it. it's coming up right here. there it is. the president and their two daughters. 14-year-old malia and 11-year-old sasha watching from the white house. >> a week ago, michelle obama taking off on the theme of love. saying she loves him more than she did four years ago, and 23 years ago, watching him. as you said, revealed, and tying it to what he is doing as president. also, talking about his love for the american people and what they've learned from the american people. clearly, cokie roberts down on the floor, this is a speech designed to rally the faithful and it did in this hall. >> it certainly did. the signs of we love michelle. but also, she did something important in terms of humanizing as ann romney. a lot of presidents try to portray him as different. she said he was raised just like me. as she painted a portrait of our own childhood as being so very normal. but also this whole question we're not in it alone. t
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, and the future of the nation were front and center as michelle obama and mitt romney tried to reach out to undecided voters. a rally at the university of mary washington trade mitt romney was in fairfax. why virginia may be one of the most important battleground states just 54 days before we had to the polls. >> is looking awfully important. political experts say the election in virginia will be won or lost in suburban areas. one candidate and a candidate's wife hit suburban areas. something we will discuss a lot more in the next eight weeks. >> michelle obama made a couple of stops along i-95 in richmond and fredericksburg, where she hit a ymca and the university of mary washington. >> everything about how obama is pro-woman. >> meanwhile, mitt romney was a lot i-66, talking to voters in fairfax to do not want four more years of president obama. >> i worry our country is on the wrong track. >> expect a lot more visits because virginia is not just a swing state. it is one of the most important swing state. >> virginia is definitely in the top three. is ohio, virginia, and florida that t
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Sep 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
from michelle obama, compared to ann romney's speech last week, as the democratic convention now begins in just a few hours. >>> scientology storm swirling around tom cruise again. did church officials choose mates for the megastar. >>> and on the rampage, armed with a ten-ton bulldozer. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. with labor day behind us, we begin this tuesday with the unofficial end to the summer of extremes. >> that's for sure. it's giving way to an early fall, filled with wildfires, high water and wicked winds, now bringing trouble from california to the carolinas. northeast of l.a., a fast-moving wildfire is tearing through the angeles national forest. the flames sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. the fire has scorched six-square miles. and for now, aerial assault with a chopper and a dc-10 is the atta attack. so far, more than 300 firefighters have the flames barely contained. it comes as isaac roared ashore. almost 3,000 people remain in shelters and more than 100,000 have no power. baby emily, born too earl
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Sep 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >>> michelle obama takes center stage at the democratic national convention. her deeply personal speech electrifies the crowd. >> you see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. >> the president and their daughters watch from the white house, as the first lady makes the case for a second term. >>> the latest on those bombshell claims about tom cruise. stunning, new details from the shocking "vanity fair" cover story about what it took to be his girlfriend. his alleged personal orders to change her look, including filing down her teeth. now, the writer who broke the story joins us. >>> and apple's supersecret surprise. we'll reveal what the brand-new product launch really is. can apple top themselves one more time? >>> and good morning, america, from the democratic convention here in charlotte. robin is with her family in mississippi right now. happy to have elizabeth vargas with us. what a night here last night. when michelle obama came out, the crowd was electrified. she brought them to their feet. she didn't mention mitt romney at all last night. all the
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
to this crowd, firing them up right now, much like michele obama did two nights ago, president clinton last night, as character witnesses for barack obama, bringing them inside the white house. bailing out the auto companies and here's account he summed that up. >> ladies and gentlemen, i'm here to tell you, but i think you already know, that i watch it up close. bravery resides in the heart of barack obama and time and time again, i witness him summon it. this man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and a spine of steel. and because of all the actions he took, because of the calls he made, because of the determination of american workers and the unparalleled bravery of our special forces, we can now proudly say what you've heard me say the last six months. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! [ cheers and applause ] >> i cannot help but think as the obama campaign continues to point out, he's made eight trips to iraq alone since he was vice president. a total of, i have it here, 16 trips all-tolled in his career. they want that in everybody's mind when he head
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 2:35am EDT
charlotte. >>> tonight michelle obama tries to make the case for her husband's re-election. abc's karen travers is joining us from charlotte with more at what is at stake for the democrats. good morning, karen. >> reporter: hi. this arena is empty right now. tonight a very different story. jammed with democrats who are eager to launch their convention and give rebuttal to the republicans. the stage is set, and democrats are ready to get their convention under way. first lady michelle obama arrived in charlotte, she got a feel for where she will deliver her primetime address, a speech, the democrats say is critical to their message this week. most americans spent labor day enjoying the end of summer. but the candidates were busy working. in toledo, ohio, president obama took credit for saving the auto industry. >> i stood with american workers. i stood with american manufacturing. i believeden you. i bet on you. i will make that bet any day of the week. later he detoured off the trail to louisiana. there he surveyed the damage from hurricane isaac and met with flood victims. >> nobody is
ABC
Sep 16, 2012 12:00am EDT
. >> on the other side of the ticket, first lady michelle obama will also in virginia on the trail stumping for her husband. they talked about the importance of virginia. the first lady also visited richmond during her swing through the state. in 2008, barack obama was the first democrat to carry virginia since 1964. >> d.c. government vehicles caught running red lights on camera. >> we will tell you why some of the tickets were dismissed. >> quiet right now, but stormy weather on the way, just in time at bank of america, we're continuing to lend and invest in the people, businesses, and organizations that call greater washington home. whether it's funding an organization that provides new citizens with jobraining, working with an anacostia school that promotes academic excellence or supporting an organization that serves 5,000 meals a day across d.c., what's important to the people of greater washington is important to us, and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. >> at an investigation that has several d.c. tickets issued.
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Sep 7, 2012 12:00am EDT
're setting a high standard for yourself. >> you don't know. >> first lady michele obama, no question about it, a major asset to her husband's campaign. >>> next up, what do beyonce, diddy, and barack obama have in common? >> well, this famous deej yay, meet the by who played president obama's big u2 entrance tonight, coming up next. scampi, grilled, the fried -- there's nothing better. [ male announcer ] at last, red lobster's endless shrimp is back, but only for a limited time, for just $14.99. try as much as you like, any way you like, like new parmesan crusted shrimp or new teriyaki grilled shrimp, all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits, for just $14.99. [ ryan ] they can try everything. they love it. i'm ryan isabell. i'm a server for red lobster, and i sea food differently. hey, bro. or engaging. conversations help us learn and grow. at wells fargo, we believe you can never underestimate the power of a conversation. it's this exchange of ideas that helps you move ahead with confidence. so when the conversation turns to your financial goals... turn to us. if you need anything e
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Sep 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the two candidates. o much.k you s 12:10 right now. first lady michelle obama on the campaign trail speaking to students in north carolina. first, north carolina central then having to h -- carolina and nort in -- ity a startling discovery about a around the dinner table. after test at rice and and that in how you can protect your food? >> a final lift off of for the e endeavor.l coming up next. a a miserable day next day -- miserable day yesterday. we will check this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teachingsoo some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, to want the very best public education system for your children. anncr: a good job. it's the key to a good life. but it isn't always easy to find education sysone...r your children. a vote for question seven is a vote for marand jobs. two thousand construction jobs to build a new resort casino. four thousand permanent jobs, paying... on average fifty five thousand a year. six thousand jobs from increased tourism... and table games like blackjack and poker. add it up: it's twelve thousand ne
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Sep 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
convention tomorrow. the first big guest arriving today as first lady michelle obama. >> it is time to move forward. that is the choice of this election. >> this week is the democrats'' turn to rally support for president obama in his bid for a second term. the stage is set in charlotte with democrats filling their convention. >> up close and personal. >> democrats are using star power. including appearances by actress eva long gloria, james taylor, mary j. blogs, and the few fighters. later this week, first lady michelle obama, and former . president bill clinton will speak. hundreds protested theon sunday. while on his road to charlotte tour, president obama continues to criticize republican opponents convention speech. >> governor romney knows -- >> this president cannot tell us that you are better off today than when he took office. >> a new gallup poll shows the race a dead heat. another poll after the republican convention that showed mitt romney with a slight lead now shows the two are tied with two months until election day. >> without a new leadership, why should the next four yea
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Sep 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
. the delegates will vote today on the party's platform. first lady michelle obama will stage tonight and will voters tovince reelect for husband. his most ardent supporters admit it will be a challenge. >> i hope that he will be energized the country and get that we domessage need him. >> i think that's why he's tired, because people are of the discord. >> president obama says his will be forward looking. abroad and charlotte later this week. coverage of the democratic national convention. scott thuman and gordon peterson reports from charlotte during ourng wjla.com. >> among the speakers today will be tim kaine. join us in our next hour to talk about his campaign, including his plan to bring jobs to the commonwealth. 5:08. thought o'clock 0 >> we have details obama says the federal government will be there residents coast from hurricane isaac. gretzky met with victims during an -- he met with affected residents in louisiana. some low-lying areas are still by several feet of water. >> we could be looking at some water in our forecast. check in with adam caskey. i think we will see mo
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Sep 6, 2012 5:00am EDT
that such a large band could not be accommodated on the smaller stage. more people to london to watch michelle obama s.b. van ann romney. more than 26 million people opening night of the dnc were the first lady was the featured speaker. more than 22 million people as the first night of the republican national convention. >> a with abc 7 news and wjla.com for complete coverage with abc 7. news, ang at other observation hearing will georgetown and murdering his socialite wife. doctors say albrecht muth is noticeably weekend after a hunger strike last month. but they believe he is competent to stand trial. killed 91-0 viola drath inside their home last summer. the latest on the 12-year-old fort washington boy accused of oldally beating a two-year- foster girl. board entered an alford plea to involuntary manslaughter boy entered an alford plea it. the boy initially faced a more serious second-degree murder charge. be held at a youth facility until a hearing in october. >> students at northwestern high hyattsville wing bolt will bring home letters today stabbing at the school. the victim was a 17-year-ol
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Sep 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
has to achieve, what bill clinton did here last night, and first lady michele obama sits down with us, to tell us what she says to her husband right before he walks on stage. >>> super surge. wall street rockets to a four-year high. why? and will it last? >>> the hostage learns the truth. tonight, the woman told by bank robbers they had strapped a bomb to her waist, learns what the bomb really was, and new clues tonight about those men. >>> growing up. malia and sasha, the first lady tells us what surprises her the most about them today. >>> good evening from charlotte, north carolina. this is the biggest night of the democratic national convention. the last night. and president obama at this moment, preparing to walk on to that stage to join the duel with republican candidate mitt romney who spoke last week. the president, about to make a high stakes case for himself to the american people. our political team is out in force tonight to cover it all. abc's chief white house correspondent ready now to lead us off. jake? >> good evening, diane. senior white house officials say president
ABC
Sep 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
. president obama and first lady michelle obama are expected to be here later today for a moment of silence at 9:37. it's one of many events here in our area and other events will be happening across the country. in new york at the site of the world trade center, ground zero, the names of the nearly 3002 died will be read out loud. for the first time we will just hear from the families of the victim's. no public officials will be speaking here. in shanksville pennsylvania, where flight 93 went down, bells will be tolled. the president and first lady will have a moment of silence at the white house before heading out. the president will go to walter reed later this afternoon after attending a ceremony at the pentagon. >> u.s. officials confirming that al qaeda's number two leader in yemen was killed, but they will not say if a u.s. missile took him out. an air strike in yemen took out the car that he and six others were riding in. his death is seen as a major blow to al qaeda. he spent six years in prison at guantanamo bay. >> this might be the only day before the november 6 election without
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Sep 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
:30 round this morning in fairfax at van park. first lady michelle obama will at the university mary washington at 5:00 p.m. tom roussey will have that story tonight on abc 7 news. it's all swing states all the time for the rest. president obama speaking in golden, colorado at 1:00. vice president biden at the wisconsin and. ann romney in fort myers. ryan will have a rally tomorrow in virginia. saying goodbye to an american legend. forblic memorial being held at the washington national cathedral. find johnre we gonzalez this morning with a look at what to expect. >> good morning. it is estimated that about 500 people around the world d that first landing on the moon more than 40 years ago. ine of them will gather d.c. later this for an emotional goodbye. the first man to walk on the moon and capture our imagination before will be time at thelast national cathedral. the 82-year-old died following complications from heart surgery. armstrong commanded the apollo aircraft that landed on the moon in july of 1969. a nasa administrator named will attend the service. be officiated by the epi
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Sep 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
michelle obama will baltimore. vice-president joe biden will visit new hampshire. republican nominee mitt romney is also on the road after campaigning in florida yesterday. today he will speak in las vegas. his running mate will visit new orleans. ann romney will campaign in nebraska. a centreville man wants to know thehis protest against president is drawing so much attention. that he was not invoking lynching. he said it was a nod to clint eastwood's speech at the republican convention. becausethat he hung it people were stealing his other signs. but i feel like it is an attack on free speech. it's like a little of nothing and they build it into something. is awarecret service and it's under investigation. iswe don't yet know who run the country, but plans are underway for inauguration day. california speaker john boehner and house minority leader nancy hammered away at the nails in the platform that to. be used the president will take his oath monday, january 21. a private ceremony will be held the day before. >> the anticipation finally coming to an end. day-to-day apple fans have bee
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Sep 5, 2012 12:00am EDT
violence for the good name. michelle obama's challenge was different. she had to tell us something we didn't know. any modern president is an open book who has been reading himself to us incessantly. this president wrote two books about himself as a young man. so what can she tell us? she combatted the image of barack obama as cool and detached too too much, so. the no drama obama probably greats on some people in a country that's really frightened and unhappy. tonight, she tried to say he's not cool and not detached. >> so cheerfulness in castro, a long way in politics. and passion. what do you think, donna? >> inspirational. i think tonight, one, democrats to came to hear from the first lady. they came to hear what is going on in this country. and tonight, she answered it, she said president obama is not only a great dad, a wonderful husband but he's a proven leader, and let me tell what you he's been up to. so she filled in many of the blanks that democrats have been longing to hear what this president has been fighting for. we know the values of middle class, and he's fighting for jobs
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Sep 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
is first lady michelle obama. >> it is time to move forward, that's the choice in this election. >> reporter: this week, it's the democrats' turn to rally support behind president obama and his bid for a second term. the stage is set in charlotte, with democrats billing their national convention the most open convention in history. >> front row, right up front and personal. >> reporter: democrats are using star power to get their message across, all week long. including appearances by eva lon goe ya, james taylor, mary j. blige, and the foo fighters. they're in bank of america stadium. >> all: enough is enough. >> reporter: hundreds protested the big banks on the streets on friday. on his tour, the president continues to criticize his opponent's speech. >> the governor knows the secret to growing jobs and helping the economy. nobody bothered to tell us what they were. >> this president cannot tell us you're better off today than when he got to office. >> reporter: a poll showed romney with a slight lead now shows the two are tied, with two months until election day. >> in tampa,
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Sep 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
to the stage, we're seeing craig robinson, michele obama's brother. and also her mother, and the mother-in-law who's been living in the white house and helping with the girls all this time. i want to go to cokie roberts. cokie, what do you think? >> i'm seeing them all hugging each other and looking very, very happy. i'm looking out at a sea of very happy delegates. what really struck me here was that this speech was meant to be in a lot of ways, an empowering speech. what he was really saying is that you are, the voters are hope and change. not me. you. and you give me hope, and y are the people who can make change by choosing the future that i am outlining for you. it's up to you now, hope and change, not me. >> they say those voters -- it's time to change direction. they're saying it's a referendum on president obama, not a choice. >> george, it was foreshadowing three things in the obama campaign. first, it's unclear what he meant when he said i endorse the principles of my buoy partisan commission. that sets up the team to say, is there any [ inaudible ] -- second he said to them,
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of virginia. >> first lady michelle obama made stops in richmond and fredericksburg. but go live now to the university of mary washington for where the first lady had a message for voters. >> it has been an interstate '95 day for the first lady. was in richmond and then wrapped up an event at mary washington. some of the cars you see behind me are leaving the event right now. here is the of from inside. more than 2000 people showed up according to the obama campaign. republicans have been arguing the economy is not moving forward and say it has stagnated or moving backwards. but the first lady and her husband are arguing it is slowly getting better. but they say will take more time than just four years. here's what she had to say. >> we have been pulling ourselves out of a a whole bag. for three and a half years we have been moving forward and making progress and we're beginning to see the change. we can all do this. >> the majority of the crowd here were college students. some of the biggest cheers from the speech came when she talked about things addressed to young peo
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Sep 26, 2012 12:00am EDT
, they skoved a list that michelle obama made. and they discovered a list that were not allowed at the white house, because they were too flirty with the president. they had your name on the top of that list. >> yeah. >> jimmy: this is a good segue for my show called "the fixer." my character is incredibly powerful, and has a slightly inappropriate relationship with the president of the united states. i have the feeling that the reporters were going through and got caught up in my tv show and got con us fooed with the reality tv show. >> the president on that show loo looks nothing like our show. >> the president on our show is white and republican and all of that. and they do get hot and heavy -- >> jimmy: is there a problem with you and michelle obama? >> no i'm on a committee -- >> jimmy: that's how i would do it if i was here. keep your enemies close. i would keep you close. put you on committees. >> i can't stay out of the white house if i'm meeting at the white house. >> jimmy: there would be a lot of checks and balances. scarlett johansson was number two on that list. she is up to som
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Sep 6, 2012 2:35am EDT
. not going to have empty chair. >> nown a rare interview obama's sister, maya and michelle's brother breaking news. omorrow's outdoor acceptance peech moving indoors because of a thunderstorm threat. >> i understand the president will do a conference call with all of the folks that can't be here. >> for the first time clearing pup an obama mystery. >> for the first time clearing up an obama mystery. >>e grew up in hawaii but he doesn't surf. >> the best surfers are low to the ground. there are a lot of people that were really impressed with ow he caught that wave. you have to give him props for that. >> the president reaeally hoping for props for his speech tomorrow night. >> and coming up, , michelle obama's fashion statement. we have the woman who designed er dress right here in new york. let's talk some rumors starting with jessica simpson. >> she is very open and honest about her struggles to lose the baby weight. > my body is not bouncing back like a super model. he first look at jessica stepping out in l.a. and the ifirst ords about her body to get her ody back. he reportedly g
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Sep 17, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> first lady michelle obama will visit rachael ray. >> the new season debuts later morning on abc 7. we got a chance to talk with rachael ray about her new kitchen. >> we did the math. first show in a new studio, the guest should be a the obama.ady, michelle she's on the whole show until i do what's for dinner tonight. love every visit we have had. garden and cope with schoolchildren. i have had such a lovely visit with her. lit up.e audience she walked down through the down at the sat kitchen table and talked to everybody like their next-door neighbor. d about everything from the kidsod and initiatives we have been working the president's new , ysical fitness standards about the girls, chatted about everything. and we played a carnival game. then we took a fitness test with teacher.l education >> i know both of you are very so i have no doubt you colors.ith flying >> she is so much taller than to i was trying overcompensate, which is opposite of what the test should do. i ended up running liked a muppet. i look so goofy. >> i don't think she has to about that. you will be able to see t
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Sep 25, 2012 2:35am EDT
'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya and egypt. >>> in suburban den version the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed. 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consulted. >>> an update now on the tragic death of that baby panda at washington's national zoo. initial tests show that the week-old-cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. could be another two weeks before the cause of death is determined. zookeepers confirm the mother did not crush her cub. she spent the night cradling a stuffed toy
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Sep 15, 2012 12:00am EDT
. >> after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to [ bleep ] michelle obama. >> trey parker and matt stone. >> saw "the book of mormon" last night. have you guys seen it? it's hysterical. kim kardashian. >> wow. >> adam scott. and music from everclear. >> i am proud to accept your nomination for president of the united states. thank you. united states. thank you. >> "ji >> jimmy, i'm been moving to ask you, can i get some time off? >> jimmy: why? >> i think i'm going to win the ford fusion nascar contest on random acts of fusion.com. >> jimmy: i didn't understand any of that. what would you win? >> tickets to a race, v.i.p. access -- >> jimmy: v.i.p. access? >> and a ride around the track with trevor bayne. >> jimmy: i don't know, guillermo. i really need you here at the show. who would read the teleprompter? what would you do if you were in my shoes? >> let's switch and i'll show you. >> jimmy: okay, all right. let's switch seats. >> all right, here. put this on. so, you're going to be me and i'm going to be you, okay? >> jimmy: okay. all right. >> so, guillermo, i hear you
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Sep 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
michelle obama and former president bill clinton will speak leading up to a large celebration thursday inside bank of america stadium. >> enough is enough. >> hundreds protested the big bank sunday. on the tour president obama continues to criticize his republican opponent's convention speech. >> governor romney knows the secret to creating jobs. nobody bothered to tell us what they were. >> this president can't tell us that you are better off today than when he took office. >> a poll shows it is a dead heat. another one after the republican convention that showed romney with a insulate lead shows the two are tied with two months until election day. in tampa paul ryan asked the question without new leadership why should the next four years be any different from the last four years. barack obama has to answer that question. >> first lady arrives today and mitt romney is using the week to prepare for the upcoming debates. >> gordon peterson and scott thuman will be at the democratic convention in charlotte. they will have reports at 5:00 6:00 and 11:00. >> president
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Sep 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
-- newspeople and vendors were talking about michelle obama. >> the likability gap which was substantial before she spoke probably doubled. she was such a likable force and she did such a good job explaining how her husband is still the same guy he always was and a great family man. >> scheeler audience and rocked the house and it was clever. she never said the word romney but she took it to him. >> how did you like the speech? >> that it was for her heart. she remains to average americans and working families. she understands their problems. i thought it was exactly what i wanted to hear and what americans want to hear. >> senator ben cardin of maryland. bill clinton tonight. >> we have talked about the relationship between the former president and the current one. it was described as a bit i see. that is to say the least. it has changed for the better of the party. these men may not be sharing the stage on the same night but they are sharing the spotlight. the president is primed for his big night but not just yet. there is another headliner in town whose speech might still a bit of the presi
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Sep 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
michelle obama. >> bill clinton has -- had a 69% rating in a poll. i would say it is 99% or 100% was some news. on the convention floor. democrats inserted the word named jerusalem as the capital of israel. some bows on the boos on the floor. president obama decided to to allow the language to be inserted. mikulski, brought everyone up. e wants elizabeth warren who that primeht in to be one ofur those. >> a lot of activity and will forward for tomorrow night. be the one towill podium and get the fanter. a surprise.f ,e will see gabrielle giffords who spent so much time after thatut at killing her. she is going to make an appearance. that will be emotional. >> this is an amazing appearance. when you look at what bill his wifeas doing for campaign, some of the things made the obama people very angry. embracing after this blockbuster speech. >> he was talking about that. the need to come together. there you are. >> will have to see if the his speechs changing what he heard tonight. stay with us here and we will have complete coverage of the complete convention. there will have every single d
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Sep 6, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> politics and punch lines go hand in hand, don't they? michelle obama delivered last night's top-ten list on the letterman show. here's two of the top-ten reasons to attend the democratic national convention. >> as a healthy alternative. we're using low-fat confetti. joe biden says it will be a big you know what deal. >> wait a minute. really? >> and mrs. obama's number one reason to watch the convention. drumroll, please. we'll findly find out who she is voting for. that was in question, wasn't it? >> indeed. you have to love the top te >>> your photos, videos and tweets online isn't enough for you. well, you might want to turn yourself into a walking social media display. >> the first wearable, programmable shirt. it's loaded with apps and tools to leave a lasting impression. the digital shirt is a prototype for now. it could be available to everyone if there is enough interest. >> it's made by the same interactive clothing company that created katy perry's light-up dress. wonder what they charge for something like that. >> you have to wonder. >> it's not cotton? >> we need more addicti
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Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
threats against michelle obama will not be charged. >> the d.c. police chief says the officer could still be disciplined for violating the department's code of conduct. >> it is 69 degrees. >> still ahead the receipts are in for august from maryland casinos. find [ male announcer ] with ultra-filtered water from the first hands-free system, and micro-climate controls powered by twinchill technology, the new ge french door refrigerator puts fresh in a whole new lig. come see the new ge french door refrigerator for yourself at bray & scarff. buy now a save up to $500. but hurry this incredible offer ends october 10th. come in today or visit online at brayandscarff.com. >> in prince george's county a district heights police officer has been placed on administrative leave after the shooting the theft suspect. brianne carter is live at police headquarters with more. >> steve, investigators will be looking into what led to this police involved shooting. on thursday afternoon and district heights police officer arrested a suspect for the theft of a
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Sep 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
to the bounce? dowd points to michelle obama's performance. and bill clinton at that moment. president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign tonight calling the bounce a sugar high from the convention. but the reality from the obama economy hasn't changed. the number most important, october 3rd, debating president obama. less than one month before that first debate. how important are the debates going to be? >> i think the debates are important. particularly when you have a small sliver that has to make up their mind. >>> a report out today highlights a security threat at hospitals around the country. about 80% of high-risk hospitals do not secure radioactive material that could be used to make a dirty bomb. "theashington post" says among the examples in the government report, is a big-city hospital that gets radioactive chemicals with a combination written on the wall where everyone can see it. >>> thousands of teachers on the picket line in chicago continues a second day. the thi
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Sep 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
obama lady michelle obama will mark a moment of silence at house before heading to the pentagon. in shanksville, pennsylvania, flight 93 went down, bells tolled.brance will be >> this is hallowed ground, because this is the final resting place of the american patriots rex. the museum is still constructed. quite a few people are expected to visit the pentagon later today as well. after the president and first leave, the president is to go to walter reed later this afternoon. brianne carter reporting. you.nk but federal government now lists among the illnesses that undery for compensation the 9/11 victim's fund. scores of first responder is developed cancer after spending significant time at ground zero. cancer patients had been from the fund due to a .ack of evidence but the law creating the fund written to allow changes on the medical research. >> u.s. officials confirm al qaeda's number two leader in yemen has been killed. he and six others were killed after an air strike in yemen was ridinge car he in. not confirmls will drone was behind a but yemen's capability -- but yemen o
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Sep 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for the weekend. >> a good deal. let's move on to our vote 2012 coverage and battleground virginia. michelle obama began her day in richmond where she offered her families ofto the n libya. cans killed i she then headed to fredericksburg where she is now crowd at the large university of mary washington. we'll have more on the first lady's stop coming up at 6:00. meanwhile, the man who is trying over mrs. obama's has was and fairfax today. our senior political reporter was there. let's go to the newsroom with more on how he was received. it was a pretty good response. after a day of talking about the libya and some say day on the trail, to hisomney went back wheelhouse, jobs and the economy. a northern virginia welcome. thank you. think these numerous stops would at some but hittingrkill, long lines today form a romney is a challenge -- sure there are more like this one. a lot of my friends are obama supporters for sure. the under 30of romney is down less. a lot of the younger generation thinks more literally. d of poll hewhat kin it but if you think about going torices we're for the president's po
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Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
convention will spotlight first lady michelle obama. >> i will admit i'm a little biased because i think our president is awesome. >> the obama campaign has long referred to mrs. obama as the closer. \ she ran through her convention speech on monday and must convince america tonight's dinner husband is taking the country in the right direction. he is -- it is a similar opening night to last week's republican convention when ann romney pointed her husband as a likable guy. >> i can tell you mitt romney was noncandidates success -- was not handed success. >> the president will be in the midst of his role to charlotte campaign tour, touting his efforts to bring back the economy. >> i stood with american workers, i stood with american manufacturing, i believe in you. >> other speakers tonight will do the same, including rahm emanuel, and the keynote speaker, san antonio mayor julian castro. >> the most challenging part of his speech is not even the words, it's just having command of the arena. >> the 37-year-old is an up-and- coming within the democratic party. he's taking the same prime time s
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